In an update to our previous story, VHN has learned the Vegas Golden Knights reverse retro jersey will be available on November 16. Vegas fans have plenty of options to stuff stockings just in time for the holidays after revealing a gold third jersey and the brand-new Henderson Silver Knights home and road uniforms for the team’s inaugural season in 2020-21.
In a tweet earlier today in conjunction with Adidas, the Vegas Golden Knights reverse retro jersey was teased. Previously Adidas had said the jerseys would be coming in November, and it appears the reveal is happening today or tomorrow.
Adidas also had a tweet on its own twitter showing all the reverse retro jerseys in a quick animated slide show. All looks at the RR jerseys are from behind, with no features except two primary colors shown. All jerseys in the animation appear to have the same striping, which goes against earlier details saying the RR jersey was expected to be an homage to the Las Vegas Thunder. Whether the animation’s depiction of the striping is accurate we can’t be sure.
One major clue: the number on the back of the jersey in each team’s tweet references the year to which the jersey throws it back. The Vegas jersey carries the number 95, smack dab in the middle of the IHL wheelhouse. The 1994-95 and 1995-96 Thunder lost in the Conference Final both years. The 95-96 team was Southwest Division champions.
What we do know is that indeed the jersey will be red, and it will feature primarily gold accents. Other speculation has the jersey featuring the secondary logo as the crest, the primary logo as a shoulder patch, and “v” shaped stripes as indicated by the old Thunder uniforms.
We should know in less than 24 hours what the Golden Knights reverse retro jersey will look like.
Special note for hockey history nuts: Carolina’s jersey will be a Whalers-inspired throwback. Colorado’s number is 79, clearly a throwback to the Quebec Nordiques first season in the NHL. Edmonton and Winnipeg are also a throwback to its first NHL season of 1979. Toronto goes back to 1970, but there’s one jersey I can’t find the individual tweet for: the first one shown is black and red with the number 40 on it. My guess given the colors is Chicago, but the Black Hawks (as it was spelled then) weren’t particularly good then making it an odd choice if true.